BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: Suspected arson attack at house

BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: Suspected arson attack at house

INVESTIGATIONS are underway following a potential arson attack at a home near Bridgwater in the early hours of Monday (January 8, 2018) morning.

Two fire engines from Bridgwater and one from Burnham were mobilised at just after 3.30am to the incident in Canns Lane, Puriton, where it was reported that a porch was on fire.

Firefighters quickly got to work to deal with the burning porch and then started to ventilate the heavily smoke-logged property.

It is believed there was nobody in the house at the time of the incident, while firefighters confirmed the fire did not spread to inside the property.

“It is believed the fire could have been started deliberately and the police have been called out to the scene,” said a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman.

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